Lundgren leads Brevard to third-place finishMarch 31, 2015
LOUDON, Tenn. – The Brevard College men’s golf team improved on its first-round score by seven strokes en route to a third-place finish at the Tennessee River Rumble Intercollegiate hosted by Lincoln Memorial University.
The Tornados shot a 14-over 302 over the final 18 holes, surging past Catawba in the standings but being leapfrogged by Dalton State on the strength of a final-round 292. Lincoln Memorial shot the lowest round of any team in the tournament on Tuesday with a 289, one stroke over par and a 15-stroke improvement over Monday’s score.
The Railsplitters and Dalton State were the only two teams to post a sub-300 round, while Brevard’s 302 was tied with Tusculum’s second-round score for third-lowest in the tournament.
Oskar Lundgren was Brevard’s top finisher, shooting a one-over 73 on the final day to jump seven spots on the leaderboard and finish tied for seventh overall. Lundgren finished at six over and improved on his first-round score by four strokes.
Luis Vega had another strong performance, finishing in a tie for tenth one stroke behind Lundgren. Vega earned his second top ten of the last three tournaments as the sophomore from Madrid, Spain finished third at the J. Ralph Hargett Memorial Intercollegiate two weeks ago.
Sebastian Strehl was consistent throughout the tournament, firing a 76 in each round to finish tied for 14th one stroke behind Vega. A six-stroke improvement by Trym Falch gave him a second-round 76 and a 31st-place finish, while Craig Stephen rounded out the Brevard contingent.
Brevard was second among six South Atlantic Conference schools in the field, falling 18 strokes behind champion Lincoln Memorial at the Railsplitters’ own tournament but finishing ahead of Carson-Newman, Catawba, Tusculum, and Anderson.
LMU’s Braden Galyon was the individual champion, finishing the tournament a stroke under par and cruising to a four-stroke victory over his next closest competitors. Lincoln Memorial and Carson-Newman each had two golfers among the five lowest scores of the tournament.
The Tornados will compete in one final tune-up before the SAC Championship in three weeks in Marvin, North Carolina. Brevard’s final tournament of the regular season will be at the Etowah Valley Golf Club in nearby Etowah on Saturday as the Tornados compete in a tri-match.